SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, April 22
Phoenix at San Antonio (9:30 p.m. EDT). The Spurs defeated the Suns 117-115 in double overtime in Game 1 of their first-round series on Saturday.

STAR
Monday
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, had 30 points and 12 assists to lead Cleveland to a 116-86 rout of Washington.

ROLLING
Cleveland played its best game in months, blowing out the Washington Wizards 116-86 Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in an opening-round playoff series. The 30-point margin of victory was the largest in Cleveland's postseason history. Washington has lost eight straight games to the Cavaliers in the playoffs. ... Utah beat Houston 90-84 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is Thursday night in Utah, where the Jazz went 37-4 during the regular season.

SKILES THE LIMIT
Ainge early in the 1999-00 season. He was fired by the Bulls in December after making the playoffs in three of his first four seasons in Chicago.

SIXTH MAN
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili won the NBA's sixth man award given to the league's best reserve on Monday. Ginobili led the Spurs in scoring, averaging a career-high 19.5 points to go with 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Ginobili came off the bench in 51 of the 74 games he played this season. He got 123 of 124 first-place votes for 615 points. Leandro Barbosa came in second with 283 points and the Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry was third with 44.

SPEAKING
``We are playing the champs. I know they changed their team. But they still have the same coaching staff, the monster player and he's taking over the series.'' - Wizards coach Eddie Jordan after a 116-86 loss to Cleveland on Monday night. The Cavaliers have a 2-0 lead in the opening-round playoff series.

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